2022 ACEL Outstanding Senior: Nicole McMullen


The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) has named 13 students to the 2022 class of ACEL Outstanding Seniors. These students were selected by the faculty and staff of the department for their excellence both in and out of the classroom. Nicole McMullen, an agriscience education major from Holland, Ohio, was named as one of ACEL’s Outstanding Seniors for 2022.

Read about Nicole’s Ohio State experience below.

Why did you choose your major? 
I choose agriscience in education because I would like to help students reach their full potential.

Why did you choose to attend Ohio State? 
I chose to attend Ohio State because of the various opportunities for personal and professional growth.

What classes did you enjoy the most? 
The classes I enjoyed the most were the ones offered by Ohio State ATI. They were small, hands on, and the professors with real world experience.

What student organizations were you involved in and what leadership role did you hold?

  • Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)
    • Member
  • Agriculture Future of America
    • Student Advisory Team Member (Dec 2020-Dec 2021)
  • AFA Leader Fellow (June 2019-Current)
    • Delegate AFA Leader’s Conference (2018, 2019, 2020)

What internships did you complete and what were your responsibilities/projects as an intern? 

  • Deere & Company
    • Customer Product Support and Marketing and Sales | May 2021-Aug 2021
      • Create a 5 minute dealer best practice video
      • Research and strategize to improve dealer showrooms for Deere & Co.
    • Marketing and Sales | June 2020-Aug 2020
      • Create a calendar of over 80 limited production build(LPB) equipment and 12 employees to plan for various events
      • Schedule meetings for LPB equipment dealers in both US and Canada and Deere’s field team
  • Early Field Experience | Archbold High School | Aug 2019 – Dec 2019
  • Student Teaching | Aerospace and Natural Science Academy of Toledo | Jan 2022-April 2022
    • Created and executed lessons for Zoo & Aquarium and Animal Science & Technology courses.

What do you plan to do after graduation?
I plan to enter Deere & Company’s Marketing and Sales Development Program.

What stands out as your best college memory? 
My best college memory is attending the 2019 Region V MANRRS Conference. This was my first event I had participated in with MANRRS. I placed 1st in the Impromptu Speech and earned an internship with Deere & Company for the following summer.

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